IBM

Procurement Professional

IBM

June 10, 2021

Introduction
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Your Role and Responsibilities
This role is responsible for providing sourcing support to all IBM internal and external clients' covering all sourcing and delivery needs. This role ranges across a variety of Job Role Specialties that are involved in everything required in sourcing and with dealing with IBM suppliers. The skills required enables the execution of global procurement strategic sourcing strategies. The role requires a varying degree of sourcing knowledge: from a minimum knowledge of end to end sourcing and procurement practice, to a deep subject matter expertise in the field of commodity sourcing. The skill of applying procurement business skills is fundamental in this role along with deeper procurement sourcing skills. The roles and responsibilities range from receiving the initial request to understanding the supplier possibilities and key to this is having a good understanding of the 7 steps to strategic sourcing, and a deep understanding of the particular steps involved in the specific specialty involved. Bench marking and understanding the market place enables greater effectiveness in supplier evaluation. For this reason the professional should have developed strong analytic skills along with skills that fully utilize and leverage cognitive tools such as Supplier IQ. The roles also follow our Policies and practices and are guided by the IBM Global Procurement Blue Book. Understanding these 2 areas are mandatory in this role. This leads to the education of the suppliers and the clients and strong communication skills are essential in order to communicate appropriately in a way that suits the situation. Depending on the complexity of the request it is key the sourcing professional understands the needs and priorities of the requester and the skills required in managing the clients experience will enable best possible outcomes. Although the nature of the role is tightly managed in terms of process and guidelines there are opportunities to continually improve the sourcing experience and applying agile techniques will enable a quicker turnaround time for the client and will maintain a consistent approach across the team. The job role specialties involved in sourcing such as: end to end sourcing and executing the RFx process require clear and structured documentation and business writing skills as well as audit readiness skills. These are key to ensuring good business controls and auditability. Cost effective and high quality and timely deliveries are vital to the success of IBM and this sourcing job role may require the individual to build and execute new sourcing strategies therefore may need deep knowledge of the commodity and suppliers involved and will require strategy building skills and managing supplier relationships skills
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • As shared above.
  • Communication
    Analytical
    Collaborative
    Negotiation

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • As shared above.
  • Communication
    Analytical
    Collaborative
    Negotiation

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